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    Araya RM-20s

    I'm looking at this current auction on Ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...TRK:MEBOFFX:IT

    I'm thinking the vintage of these are early 90's based on the XT 730,732 cassette and hubs. Is this correct? Also, are they any good!? I'm not as knowledgeable as I should be on rims.

    Thanks!

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    They were a top of the line rim at the time. The RM25 came out first, then the RM20.
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    Another nice outing. Love the newbies!
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    Those are easily worth $450.

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    Not much of an outting though, that wheelset is spendy spendy spendy.

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    Tires are worth at least $125/ each...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    Another nice outing. Love the newbies!
    VRC would have better luck with people following their silly rules if they parsed them down to twenty odd bullet points, rather than having a week's worth of reading...

    The wheels look nice..

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    true!
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    VRC would have better luck with people following their silly rules if they parsed them down to twenty odd bullet points, rather than having a week's worth of reading...

    The wheels look nice..

    Its a combination of the sticky at the top of the forum and common sense. A lot of times people have trouble with both.


    That said, BCNCH tends to overprice his stuff by leaps and bounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    VRC would have better luck with people following their silly rules if they parsed them down to twenty odd bullet points, rather than having a week's worth of reading...

    The wheels look nice..
    reading is hard
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    That super expensive RM-20 wheelset is MUCH cleaner than my affordable RM-20 wheelset..... that is bronze "super hard anodized" with a 6 speed cassette that is for sale. Wait what?!......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Its a combination of the sticky at the top of the forum and common sense. A lot of times people have trouble with both.


    That said, BCNCH tends to overprice his stuff by leaps and bounds.
    I think he goes a little high on tires, but everything else seems reasonable to me. I've bought from him before and the stuff is always top notch.

    I live in the middle of Canada and our cup isn't exactly overflowing with NOS XT stuff from the 80's. Maybe it's available cheaper where you are.

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    Ah, It's good to be the newb!

    I guess any link to ebay or craigs could be considered an out but I was really just trying to educate myself on some old parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegstad1
    Ah, It's good to be the newb!

    I guess any link to ebay or craigs could be considered an out but I was really just trying to educate myself on some old parts.
    I wouldn't worry too much about it. As far as the rims go, those old Arayas are excellent. I have a pair that have held up to lots of abuse and the ano coating never oxidizes or pits. That set may be a bit over priced cosidering they don't come with the tires but they are pretty.
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    You could have asked about rm-20s without the link. You can also do a search on this forum. It comes up a lot.

    sandmangts, the coating NEVER oxidizes or pits? that's odd. I've seen some that was.
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    Wow, I bought a set like that from him about a year ago for 1/2 that set's BIN
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    I did a search, girlonbike, but I didn't find the info I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegstad1
    I did a search, girlonbike, but I didn't find the info I was looking for.
    Yes they are good. Those rims with that style sticker are from 90ish, maybe late 89?

    What other info do you need?
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    Thanks IF52. That's perfect info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Tires are worth at least $125/ each...........

    Auction says the tires aren't included. How do you figure those tires are worth 125 each? Those are Cousin's right?
    Built a pair with 24" RM-20's and XTR hubs about six months back and had $268 in the pair with no cassette and chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Auction says the tires aren't included. How do you figure those tires are worth 125 each? Those are Cousin's right?
    Built a pair with 24" RM-20's and XTR hubs about six months back and had $268 in the pair with no cassette and chain.
    I think he was kidding.

    The set I bought from BCNCH were NOS takeoffs from a Fisher of some flavor or other. I don't know where he drums up this stuff, but that seems to be what he sells a lot. So I'm gonna guess he has much less than that in these wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    reading is hard
    Have you ever seen me out anything, sugar booger? I was merely stating instead of complaining every time this happens, making your "rules" more accessible will help cut back on that happening.

    And unless you are a very serious collector, I don't really think not outing things is really common sense. Common sense might be sharing with other bike enthusiasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Have you ever seen me out anything, sugar booger? I was merely stating instead of complaining every time this happens, making your "rules" more accessible will help cut back on that happening.

    And unless you are a very serious collector, I don't really think not outing things is really common sense. Common sense might be sharing with other bike enthusiasts.
    reading for comprehension is even harder
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    reading for comprehension is even harder
    I know, and I feel for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats
    but everything else seems reasonable to me.
    I don't think I've seen him price a single thing reasonably. Not a single thing from him I've even considered bidding on due to silly stupid prices.
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